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Not able to use custom search plugin in FF40

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I have a custom search plugin. It is not working from FF40 onwards. I have tried putting the file in the profiles folder. Did the renaming thing also. None of it resolved the issue. Any suggestions ?

I have a custom search plugin. It is not working from FF40 onwards. I have tried putting the file in the profiles folder. Did the renaming thing also. None of it resolved the issue. Any suggestions ?

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philipp
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hi vishals1991, as of firefox 40 you can no longer place searchplugin.xml files within the firefox program folder. it should still work though if you create a folder named "searchplugins" within your profile folder. Also the name of the custom search plugin shouldn't be the same as one of the preloaded search engines (yahoo, google, etc.)...

hi vishals1991, as of firefox 40 you can no longer place searchplugin.xml files within the firefox program folder. it should still work though if you create a folder named "searchplugins" within your [[Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data|profile folder]]. Also the name of the custom search plugin shouldn't be the same as one of the preloaded search engines (yahoo, google, etc.)...

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Yes. I have tried that already by following https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data. The name is different from the existing ones.

Yes. I have tried that already by following https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data. The name is different from the existing ones.
philipp
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you could also try an online tool like http://ready.to/search/en/ to generate and add a custom search engine then...

you could also try an online tool like http://ready.to/search/en/ to generate and add a custom search engine then...
the-edmeister
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You can also use the Mycroft Project to create a custom search plugin. http://mycroftproject.com/

Mycroft was part of MozDev until a few years ago when it was spun off to its' own domain.

You can also use the Mycroft Project to create a custom search plugin. http://mycroftproject.com/ Mycroft was part of [http://www.mozdev.org/ MozDev] until a few years ago when it was spun off to its' own domain.